Sold in the mid-range price segment, Vivo V23 Pro gives users a high level of use value for money. As the latest version from the Chinese manufacturer, Vivo V23 Pro is equipped with a powerful Dimensity 1200 5G chip along with a highly configurable camera cluster.
Introduced at the same time, both Vivo V23 and Vivo V23 Pro models have many similarities, including the overall design, the rear camera cluster. The difference lies in the fact that the screen of Vivo V23 Pro is curved on two edges, while the original version is equipped with a flat screen with a larger surface area.
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Vivo V23 Pro Specifications
- Screen: 6.56-inch AMOLED 2376 x 1080 pixels
- CPU: Dimensity 1200 5G
- RAM: 8GB/12GB
- Rear camera: 108MP + 8MP + 2MP
- Front camera: 50MP + 8MP
- Internal memory: 128GB/256GB
- Size: 159.5 x 73.3 x 7.4mm
- Mass: 171 grams
- The battery: 4,000 mAh
Vivo V23 Pro: Design
Vivo V23 Pro is a modern and eye-catching phone model. With a thickness of only 7.4 mm, Vivo V23 Pro is a model with a slim design, plus a curved screen that will feel extremely comfortable in the hand.
The back of Vivo V23 Pro is made of Fluorite AG Glass, which feels as soft as touching the sand. Not only feels comfortable to hold in the hand, the back of the phone is also very resistant to fingerprints.
The back of Vivo V23 Pro is finished with a UV-reactive paint, providing a unique color-changing effect, depending on the amount of ambient light. On the front, the device owns an edge-to-edge screen with two slightly curved sides. The display is encased within a thin bezel, giving the phone a modern look. Located on the top edge of the screen is a rather large cutout to make room for two selfie camera lenses.
In terms of build quality, the V23 Pro is a phone with good build quality, with every detail firmly and seamlessly tied together. With an overall weight of 171 g, V23 Pro is ranked as light among other phones in the same price segment.
The frame that connects the V23 Pro’s back and screen is made of plastic. Although made of this material, the device does not feel cheap to hold in the hand. Along the right edge of the bezel you can find the power button and the up and down button cluster. These two buttons are placed in a position that is within reach when holding the phone with one hand, and has a good bounce.
Users can unlock the system for V23 Pro through the optical fingerprint sensor under the screen. This sensor is fast speed and high accuracy.
The left edge of the V23 Pro is completely blank, while the top edge is equipped with only one secondary microphone. And finally, on the bottom edge of the V23 Pro is a dual nano SIM slot, an external speaker strip and a USB Type-C port.
Vivo V23 Pro: Screen
In addition to the screen with the unique color transition, the 2-sided curved screen on the front is the most unique detail of the V23 Pro. The type of AMOLED panels that the company uses is of good quality. The display is high-definition with a resolution of up to 2376 x 1080 pixels, resulting in a corresponding pixel density of 398 ppi.
The screen has a maximum recorded brightness of 463 nit when adjusted manually. When used outdoors in the sun, the V23 Pro’s screen has a measured peak brightness of 798 nits. With this level of brightness, users can easily use the device even in the sun.
The colors displayed on the screen of the V23 Pro are in the mid-range. In the system settings section, the machine has a total of 3 display settings that you can choose from, including Standard (Standard), Bright (Bright) and Professional (Professional). Both the Standard and Bright settings use the DCI-P3 color range and are capable of displaying colors with not very high accuracy.
In addition, the screen of V23 Pro also supports a high refresh rate of 90Hz, providing a smooth user experience during use.
Vivo V23 Pro: Battery life
Inside the V23 Pro series is a battery with a capacity of 4300 mAh. The capacity of the battery is in the mid-range compared to other models in the price segment. Even so, the machine still makes the most of the amount of power this battery brings, with a result of 110 hours achieved in our endurance test.
Similar to the flagship version of the X70 released last year, the V23 Pro comes with a 44W charger. During actual use, V23 Pro can recharge 65% of battery life after just 30 minutes of plugging in.
Vivo V23 Pro: Performance
Vivo has decided to use the MediaTek Dimensity chip series for both the V23 Pro and V23 series. The Pro version that we use in the review is equipped with a Dimensity 1200 chip, while the regular version uses a new and lower-performing chip line, the Dimensity 920.
Excluding the newly released Dimensity 9000 chip, the Dimensity 1200 is still one of MediaTek’s most powerful performance chips. The chip is an efficient power consumption type with a 6nm process, made up of 8 cores, including 1 Cortex-A78 core (3.0 GHz), 3 Cortex-A78 cores (2.6 GHz) and 4 cores. Cortex-A55 (2.0 GHz). The chip is integrated with Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. In addition, the chip also supports the latest connectivity standards, including the ability to connect to 5G networks.
Vivo V23 Pro is released with 2 memory versions, including 128GB + 8GB RAM or 256GB + 12GB RAM. Our review machine is the version with larger internal memory.
Starting with the overall performance test with Geekbench 5. In this test, Vivo V23 Pro achieved single and multi-core performance scores of 850 and 3021 points, respectively. During actual use, Vivo V23 Pro has more than enough performance to give users a smooth user experience.
Vivo V23 Pro: Camera
Vivo has invested a large amount in the camera array of the V23 Pro and V23 series. You can see that when looking through the technical data sheets of both these models. Specifically, for the Vivo V23 Pro series, the main camera of the device uses a Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor, 108MP resolution, placed behind a lens with a focal length of 26mm, aperture f/1.9.
The rear camera cluster of V23 Pro also has 2 other lenses, including an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture and 2MP macro camera, f/2.4 aperture. The strong point in the photography ability of the V23 Pro continues to be promoted with the selfie camera cluster on the front. Here, the device is equipped with a pair of dual-tone LED lights, accompanied by two separate selfie camera sensors.
The specific configuration of the selfie camera sensor is equally impressive, with the main camera having a resolution of 50MP, an aperture of f/2.0 and supporting autofocus. Accompanying this camera is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.3 aperture.
In daylight conditions, the photos taken from the main camera of the V23 Pro have impressive quality. The scenery in these pictures is rich in detail and has vibrant colors.
Vivo V23 Pro is a quality phone in the mid-range price segment. Equipped with a high level of configuration, the machine has more than enough performance to give users a smooth user experience. In addition, Vivo V23 Pro also has an OLED screen with a high refresh rate, bringing impressive image quality to users. Vivo V23 Pro is a good choice if you are looking for a high-quality model in the mid-range price segment.
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- Compact appearance, impressive back design
- Smooth performance
- Long battery life, fast charging speed
- Good photo quality
- There is no official water resistance standard
- No headphone jack, no memory card support